April 2016

Federal Update

The House has returned after a two-week recess. Before leaving town, the House Ways and Means Committee adopted a measure to terminate the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and make it more difficult for immigrant to receive the federal child tax credit. 

The Senate last week passed a long-awaited reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, which now goes to the president for his signature. And, both houses are struggling to make progress on the fiscal year 2017 appropriations measures. 

Updates in the CWDA April Federal Update include information on:

  • Social Services Block Grant & Child Tax Credit Eliminations
  • Electronic Interstate Bill
  • Older Americans Act
  • Budget & Appropriations
  • Child Welfare Reform

Links to letters reference in the update can be found here.

Read the CWDA April 2016 Federal Update.